The Altered Hours – Dig early (Art For Blind)
Another fantastic racket from Cork Psych’s leading lights, produced by Elastic Sleep's Chris Somers and released on Cork-based Art For Blind.
It starts out with a distorted minor key riff that threatens lift-off with a side order of scraped atonal guitar shards.
It’s thrilling, although for me the next section is even more enduring – clean, propulsive guitar chords and a brilliantly wobbly drone made up of synth and bass.
It suggests the autobahn’s white lines disappearing in the rear mirror. It suggests the digging down of the song’s lyrics. It would suggest a trancelike meditation if it wasn’t so itchy and confrontational.
It’s tremendous fucking stuff.